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(Talking Points Memo)   While Texas usually makes it easy to write the entire state off as dark-red backwater; it's worth noting that the mayor of Houston just married her long time, same-sex, partner. Of course, she had to go to CA to do it, ..but still   (talkingpointsmemo.com) divider line 206
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2014-01-17 11:39:33 AM
From all of us down in here in Texas, let me just say to Subby, why don't you come on down and visit.  We'd love the opportunity to kick your a&&.
 
2014-01-17 11:49:16 AM

HoustonNick: From all of us down in here in Texas, let me just say to Subby, why don't you come on down and visit.  We'd love the opportunity to kick your a&&.


Thank you for making Subby's point.

/Texan
 
2014-01-17 11:56:40 AM
shechive.files.wordpress.com
 
2014-01-17 12:06:16 PM
Meanwhile, I am sitting in a coffee shop in Sugarland, TX listening to a couple of old guys drip venom over Obama sending "that lesbian" (aka tennis legend Billie Jean King) to the Olympics.

Texas: the land where, given a chance, they would gladly vote for a kmurderous ex-KGB thug like Putin over their own president. In a heartbeat.
 
2014-01-17 12:06:18 PM
Texas really isn't that bad. I've been here for 8 years. This town, anyway, has really nice people.
The politics drive me batty, but it's ok otherwise.
 
2014-01-17 12:07:10 PM
If there is any place that needs to be invaded and slaughtered by the U.S., it's texas. Fark that place.
 
2014-01-17 12:19:52 PM
A former coworker was from Houston, would always go on about how it can just annex any city next to it. Never really paid attention but if true I could see how swallowing up the 'burbs could lead to atypical election results.
 
2014-01-17 12:22:11 PM

HoustonNick: From all of us down in here in Texas, let me just say to Subby, why don't you come on down and visit.  We'd love the opportunity to kick your a&&.


Ceding the argument in one post, really?  Have you honestly ever been in or witnessed an exchange where "I'll kick your ass!" wasn't uttered once the speaker had no leg to stand on whatsoever?
 
2014-01-17 12:32:12 PM
I like how the posters in the Boobies censors their (barely) profanities, but keeps the threats of violence.  Because, well we wouldn't want anyone to hear a bad word while be viciously assaulted!

/That's Amurca
 
2014-01-17 12:34:40 PM
I lived in Houston for one year and Fort Worth for 3.  Saw more stickers for Obama than I did Romney on their cars.   Maybe Liberals feel the need to be more vocal.
 
2014-01-17 12:55:44 PM
Houston is pretty evenly divided politically. Harris County (in which Houston is located) went for Obama by the barest of margins in 2012.
 
2014-01-17 01:15:41 PM

HoustonNick: From all of us down in here in Texas, let me just say to Subby, why don't you come on down and visit.  We'd love the opportunity to kick your a&&.


Hey thanks. This is exactly what I think of when I think of Texas. Violent and stupid.
 
2014-01-17 01:19:38 PM

ShawnDoc: Or barring those, maybe he can post pictures of his gigantic truck which is still as pretty as the day he bought it since its never had to deal with a load in the bed or a trailer to haul.


For similar reasons, I hope we don't have to look at pictures of his pants
 
2014-01-17 01:29:21 PM
Good for her. I had no idea that Houston was so liberal. I thought Texas pretty much had that kind of thing isolated to Austin.
 
2014-01-17 01:31:26 PM

Jeep2011: I lived in Houston for one year and Fort Worth for 3.  Saw more stickers for Obama than I did Romney on their cars.   Maybe Liberals feel the need to be more vocal.


2012 Presidential Election by County.....

upload.wikimedia.org

Those blue islands are Dallas, Houston, San Antonio, Austin and San Antonio (and then all of the counties near the Mexican border).   This just in.... heavily populated areas tend to be more Democratic than Republican.   Texas as a whole is still republican though because while those heavily populated areas might go 50-60% Democratic, the other parts of the state go 80-90+% GOP.
 
2014-01-17 01:41:32 PM

Voiceofreason01: I thought Texas pretty much had that kind of thing isolated to Austin.


Anything found in Austin can be found in Houston, only in larger quantities.
 
2014-01-17 01:43:15 PM

minoridiot: Voiceofreason01: I thought Texas pretty much had that kind of thing isolated to Austin.

Anything found in Austin can be found in Houston, only in larger quantities.


even gay mayors?
 
2014-01-17 01:43:46 PM

Voiceofreason01: minoridiot: Voiceofreason01: I thought Texas pretty much had that kind of thing isolated to Austin.

Anything found in Austin can be found in Houston, only in larger quantities.

even gay mayors?


The gayest.
 
2014-01-17 01:50:50 PM

minoridiot: Voiceofreason01: minoridiot: Voiceofreason01: I thought Texas pretty much had that kind of thing isolated to Austin.

Anything found in Austin can be found in Houston, only in larger quantities.

even gay mayors?

The gayest.


lol :-D
 Good to know
 
2014-01-17 02:02:10 PM

dletter: Jeep2011: I lived in Houston for one year and Fort Worth for 3.  Saw more stickers for Obama than I did Romney on their cars.   Maybe Liberals feel the need to be more vocal.

2012 Presidential Election by County.....

[upload.wikimedia.org image 500x489]

Those blue islands are Dallas, Houston, San Antonio, Austin and San Antonio (and then all of the counties near the Mexican border).   This just in.... heavily populated areas tend to be more Democratic than Republican.   Texas as a whole is still republican though because while those heavily populated areas might go 50-60% Democratic, the other parts of the state go 80-90+% GOP.


Give it another decade and Texas is going to be a lot closer to Virginia in terms of politics. Locally conservative, nationally closer to the middle. Another decade after that and I would wager Texas to end up the largest purple state.
 
2014-01-17 02:02:38 PM
Austin is great as long as you don't have to drive between the hours of 5am and 7 pm. Houston was fun for the short time I was there. The rest we can give back to Mexico.
 
2014-01-17 02:03:01 PM

whither_apophis: A former coworker was from Houston, would always go on about how it can just annex any city next to it. Never really paid attention but if true I could see how swallowing up the 'burbs could lead to atypical election results.


They annexed the suburb I grew up in (kingwood) back in 1996 much to our chagrin.  We sued the shiat out of them and got enough people elected to change the annexaiton laws in 1999 so Houston can't keep gobbling up everything around it to extend it's disgusting urban sprawl ever wider as unrestricted as it used to.
 
2014-01-17 02:03:20 PM

gilgigamesh: Meanwhile, I am sitting in a coffee shop in Sugarland, TX listening to a couple of old guys drip venom over Obama sending "that lesbian" (aka tennis legend Billie Jean King) to the Olympics.

Texas: the land where, given a chance, they would gladly vote for a kmurderous ex-KGB thug like Putin over their own president. In a heartbeat.


They must like their K's.
 
2014-01-17 02:03:21 PM
Texans have strong brand loyalty to what they perceive the Texas brand to be. You never see logins like "ScottsdaleNick"
 
2014-01-17 02:04:53 PM
Remember, lesbo's must be attractive and may not be unattractive to be worth having around. In either case the rest of us don't want to hear about it.

//lude
 
2014-01-17 02:07:36 PM
Why is the black guy in the picture doing the facepalm?
 
2014-01-17 02:07:38 PM

dletter: Texas as a whole is still republican though because while those heavily populated areas might go 50-60% Democratic, the other parts of the state go 80-90+% GOP.


Not for long. I know people who remember CA as a red state.
 
2014-01-17 02:09:28 PM

HoustonNick: From all of us down in here in Texas, let me just say to Subby, why don't you come on down and visit.  We'd love the opportunity to kick your a&&.


fc09.deviantart.net

/just because that meme hadn't been hit yet.  Oh no, I said hit - better start running from HoustonNick!
 
2014-01-17 02:10:09 PM

Jeep2011: I lived in Houston for one year and Fort Worth for 3.  Saw more stickers for Obama than I did Romney on their cars.   Maybe Liberals feel the need to be more vocal.


ft worth is a cool city. i'm there now.

i LOVE texas. i HATE politics. i have this ability to mostly block out or ignore the political bs. not ALL the time, mind you...but most of the time i just go about with my l-i-v-i-n
 
2014-01-17 02:11:01 PM

Earpj: This town, anyway, has really nice people. The politics drive me batty, but it's ok otherwise.


POLITE people.  Texans are POLITE.  For that matter, every Texan I've ever met was polite.  But man, that state is a whole 'nother place when the masks come off.  People who vote to screw over everyone except themselves are NOT nice.

People are defined by their politics.  That is how they treat others they don't know and can't relate to from the privacy of a voting booth, which is as pure a litmust test for kindness as any.
 
2014-01-17 02:11:07 PM

Voiceofreason01: Good for her. I had no idea that Houston was so liberal. I thought Texas pretty much had that kind of thing isolated to Austin.


Anywhere people with an education gravitate.
 
2014-01-17 02:13:08 PM

HoustonNick: From all of us down in here in Texas, let me just say to Subby, why don't you come on down and visit.  We'd love the opportunity to kick your a&&.


Oh, STFU & GBTW.

/houstonian
 
2014-01-17 02:13:33 PM
 
2014-01-17 02:13:58 PM

dletter: Jeep2011: I lived in Houston for one year and Fort Worth for 3.  Saw more stickers for Obama than I did Romney on their cars.   Maybe Liberals feel the need to be more vocal.

2012 Presidential Election by County.....



Those blue islands are Dallas, Houston, San Antonio, Austin and San Antonio (and then all of the counties near the Mexican border).   This just in.... heavily populated areas tend to be more Democratic than Republican.   Texas as a whole is still republican though because while those heavily populated areas might go 50-60% Democratic, the other parts of the state go 80-90+% GOP.


Why, it's almost like the more social contact you have, the more liberal you become!
 
2014-01-17 02:14:30 PM

dletter: Jeep2011: I lived in Houston for one year and Fort Worth for 3.  Saw more stickers for Obama than I did Romney on their cars.   Maybe Liberals feel the need to be more vocal.

2012 Presidential Election by County.....

[upload.wikimedia.org image 500x489]

Those blue islands are Dallas, Houston, San Antonio, Austin and San Antonio (and then all of the counties near the Mexican border).   This just in.... heavily populated areas tend to be more Democratic than Republican.   Texas as a whole is still republican though because while those heavily populated areas might go 50-60% Democratic, the other parts of the state go 80-90+% GOP.


You said San Antonio twice.
 
2014-01-17 02:15:38 PM

what_now: HoustonNick: From all of us down in here in Texas, let me just say to Subby, why don't you come on down and visit.  We'd love the opportunity to kick your a&&.

Hey thanks. This is exactly what I think of when I think of Texas. Violent and stupid.


Being female he may not kick *your* ass.  But he will rev the engine of his F150 or Silverado at you...and probably peel out.
 
2014-01-17 02:15:41 PM
Black guy facepalm photoshopped by clever reporter?a1.img.talkingpointsmemo.com
 
2014-01-17 02:16:06 PM

HoustonNick: From all of us down in here in Texas, let me just say to Subby, why don't you come on down and visit.  We'd love the opportunity to kick your a&&.


?? Well you aren't acting like the stereotypical Texas redneck or anything. Good job!
 
2014-01-17 02:16:44 PM
eewww old chicks.
 
2014-01-17 02:17:14 PM

CarrieWhite: Documentary on Texas


i can't watch this at work
let me guess
"king of the hill"?
 
2014-01-17 02:18:11 PM

HoustonNick: From all of us down in here in Texas, let me just say to Subby, why don't you come on down and visit.  We'd love the opportunity to kick your a&&.


static.fjcdn.com
/the blue cities of Houston, San Antonio and Austin would disagree with his idiotic statement.
 
2014-01-17 02:18:17 PM
What's all this asskicking about? Pipe down, we can hear you all the way over in the entertainment tab.
 
2014-01-17 02:21:05 PM
I am okay with this.

I am to the right but honestly could care less what people do.

I also love Texas, the politics are cool, guns are cool (when not used to blow out your fellow mans tender vittles), whataburger is cool. Texas is win-win.
 
2014-01-17 02:21:22 PM

shanrick: What's all this asskicking about? Pipe down, we can hear you all the way over in the entertainment tab.


I snorted, thanks!
 
2014-01-17 02:21:47 PM

Jeep2011: I lived in Houston for one year and Fort Worth for 3.  Saw more stickers for Obama than I did Romney on their cars.   Maybe Liberals feel the need to be more vocal.


Wouldn' that be oral?
 
2014-01-17 02:22:38 PM

Voiceofreason01: Good for her. I had no idea that Houston was so liberal. I thought Texas pretty much had that kind of thing isolated to Austin.


Nah most of the city dwellers are reasonable folk (Houston metro, DFW, San Antonio) but this is still the Bible Belt and the more conservative people are louder. And in the more rural areas it is exactly like you would expect.
 
2014-01-17 02:22:50 PM

uncleacid: Why is the black guy in the picture doing the facepalm?


Looks like he opted out of that kiss. He'll support their tight to marry, but that doesn't mean he has to look that shiat.
 
2014-01-17 02:22:58 PM

Penoatle: I also love Texas, the politics are cool,


Yeah, nothing is cooler than that aggie piece of shiat Perry.
 
2014-01-17 02:24:03 PM

Penoatle: I am okay with this.

I am to the right but honestly could care less what people do.

I also love Texas, the politics are cool, guns are cool (when not used to blow out your fellow mans tender vittles), whataburger is cool. Texas is win-win.


someone always brings up whataburger in a tx discussion. i've heard kids at the airport say "we're in tx, let's eat at w-a-b!"

don't get me wrong, w-a-b is great, especially specialties like the chophouse cheddar burger [homersimpsondrool.jpg], but come on, we also have BRAUMS here!
 
2014-01-17 02:24:54 PM

Earpj: Texas really isn't that bad. I've been here for 8 years. This town, anyway, has really nice people.
The politics drive me batty, but it's ok otherwise.


Sounds like the suburb I live in here in Missouri.
 
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